Democracy Download: Week of July 9, 2018
Welcome to Democracy Download, an every-other-weekly round-up of events, hearings, and other important dates of note pertaining to our democracy. The events cover a range of perspectives from across the ideological spectrum and are all based in Washington, D.C., but some of them can be seen on C-Span, or live-streamed in Facebook Live, or another online source. Check links for details. Common Cause publishes this list every-other-week, or weekly if events warrant. If you’d like this delivered as an e-newsletter to your email, or if you have an event you’d like to see listed, contact me at AScherb@commoncause.org. The e-newsletter version also tracks all democracy-related bills introduced in the 115th Congress, which you can find here.
Key Dates (All times Eastern)
- July 9, 10am-11:30am: Bipartisan Policy Center hosts a panel entitled, “Why Inspectors General Matter: New BPC Task Force Report ,” 1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 10, 10am: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Judiciary Committee hold a joint hearing entitled, “Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election: Testimony by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok,” HVC-210, Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.
- July 10, 1:30pm-3:30pm: FreedomWorks, Common Cause, Brennan Center, and other groups host a briefing entitled, “Election Cybersecurity: Problems and Prospects in the Run-up to November” with Sen. Lankford (R-OK) and election security experts, Capitol Visitor Center SVC 202/203, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 11, 10:30am: Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing entitled, “Election Security Preparations: Federal and Vendor Perspectives” with EAC Commissioners Tom Hicks and Christy McCormick testifying, as well as others, 301 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC. Livestreamed here.
- July 12: The Legislative Data and Transparency Conference has its annual conference, Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 12, 11:30am-1:30pm: The American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and Steptoe & Johnson LLP host a forum entitled, “Third Annual State of Voting Rights,” at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1330 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 15: 2nd quarter campaign finance reports are due to the FEC.
- July 16, 2pm-3:30pm: Population Association of America hosts a briefing entitled, “Momentum Shift: How the Millennial Generation Is Reshaping America,” 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 17, 12pm-1:30pm: New America hosts an event entitled, “Are Americans Giving Up on Democracy?” 740 15th St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC. RSVPhere.
- July 19, 10am: The FEC holds an open meeting, 1050 1st St. NE, Washington, DC. Agenda TBA.
- July 20: 2nd quarter lobbying reports are due.
- July 24, 8am-5pm: Election Assistance Commission, Democracy Fund Voice, and Arizona State University will hold a conference entitled, “Language Access for Voters Summit 2018” at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 7th Floor Knight Conference Center, Washington, DC. RSVP here.
- July 25: U.S. v. Manafort trial is scheduled to begin in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
- July 26: Deadline for congressional offices to cosponsor bills to be included in Common Cause’s 2018 Democracy Scorecard